CVS Caremark to Pay for Giving Breast Cancer Meds to Kids

New Jersey officials will use the $650,000 to fund a public education campaign to educate consumers on how to check their medications and encourage them to ask a pharmacist when they have questions.

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    New Jersey officials say CVS Caremark will pay $650,000 and improve its quality assurance and oversight under an agreement stemming from mix-ups in which breast cancer drugs were distributed to children.

      The state's investigation began after a CVS pharmacy in Chatham mistakenly distributed the pills to children instead of giving them fluoride pills that were prescribed.
     
    During the subsequent investigation, CVS provided details on four other mix-ups, which occurred in March 2012 at pharmacies in Cherry Hill, Budd Lake, Rahway and Scotch Plains.
     
    The state will use the $650,000 to fund a public education campaign to educate consumers on how to check their medications and encourage them to ask a pharmacist when they have questions.